Newspaper Page Text
New Zealand's Industrial Progress.
Ifiißh (Irnlff, formerly Pimldrnt of thrt Him I'ramlnro ('hiimbfr of Com* men*', mill hlniM-lf a native of Now Zonlnmi, recently delivered nn addrriui In Metropolitan Hall. Kan PYanclscO, on "Indiintrlal mid Burial I^Klnlntlon In New Zealand." Beginning with nn Interesting no count of thnt country, which bo de- Hcrlbed an picturesque and extremely fertile, with a pnmilnß reference to the Rplcndld Maori race, by which the country wan originally peopled, Craig went on to speak of the. fine popula tion of whiten, chiefly Scotch, Irish and Kngllnh, which settled the Inland* In 1841 am! of how the ownership of Innds Insensibly drifted Into the hands of a few. "Tho man who owns the land owns tho man who tills the land, as the man who own* the machinery owns tho machinist," proclaimed thn speak er, a statement which won a round of applause. The history of older civili zations wiih repented. Rich absentee owners proceeded to draw princely revenues from estates thoy left lw hlnd, growing sheep on tho primitive plan, wnllo willing. Industrious men. who were land hungry, were unable to acquire homes. Hclng n progres sive. Intelligent lot, they considered the situation, the canny Scotchman at the base, with the Irishman keeping things stirred up. nnd Kngllsh level headedness to preserve the balance of wisdom. I^abor captured the legis lature and passed a law taxing land heavily, at which there was an In dignant protest. Then came an In come tax, which raised another pro test, and when the agents of the ab sentee owners refused to pay the tax other laws were passed requiring the owners to fix their own assessments and authorizing the Government to buy estates at an advance of 10 per cent, on this appraisement. In this way the Government recovered pos session of many valuable lands, built Its own railroads, cut up large hold- Ings and furnished homes on long time to Industrious heads of fami lies. Today a tract of SOOO acres which formerly employed twenty-flve sueep herders and produced $125,000 annually, supports 2500 people In com fort and pays 1500.000. growing boys nnd girls Instead of sheep. Craig said In conclusion that while New Zealand reforms had not always moved smoothly or with perfect suc cess. It was. nevertheless, the most progressive country in the world, and its remarkable prosperity, develop ment nnd growth in population dem onstrated the wisdom of Its legisla tion. Scott Anderson presided over the meeting nnd Rev. J. K. Scott nnd G. I). Benhom spoke briefly. Here Is a hint for our Imperial ranchers: At the Arizona Experi mental Station dates from Algeria are promising well. The cacti that henrs an edible fruit, as Inrge as a banana, takes kindly to that region, though transferred from the Argen tine and the Mediterranean. The "kle" apple from South Africa prom ises to make a green hedge plant nnd the Khiva winter melon has done ex cellently In the experimental grounds. F. W. DOHUMAMN. C. A. I'AMMKLRR, E. K. I'AKMBI.KK, Prrs't Vlca-Pre.'t A Mg'r. Sccjr. Parmelee-Dohrmann Go. HOUSEHOLD GOODS Pottery, Glaaswarr, Cutler?, IMatrdwarc, Lamp* and Art Goods Hotel and Restaurant Supplim a Specialty Telephone Main 199 232-234 South Spring Street Los Angeles. California A. F ANDERSON & C 0 ... HOWE SCALE COMPANY Scale* lor all Purposes DIEBOLD SAFE AND LOCK CO. Stamped .Steel Celling* 210-212 N. Ham St. LOS ANGELES, CAL. Fbe Date Palm. The Hnnvtnry of ARrlciilturo In hi* si n iiual i«pnrt, nprnklfiß of thn Dntn Palm, wnyn: "An Importation which will prolm* l»ly In tlmr? prove of Kr»nt vnltirt to (hi* Hriutliu't Hiirn pnrt of thn ronntry In thnt of «lntr> p.iltiiH ohtnlnml In Af* rlcn. A Dtlinber of y.atu ngo n Ilinltnd Importation of ih« »•• imlmn wn« rii.nl" from !•:»:> pi. nnd, whllo moßt of thnm wore loHt through ndvctrnlty of cll rnntr, thn HhlpmontH li»-lp««l to nhow thn poHHibllltlcn of data growing In Arizona nnd Southern California. Through ngfiitn of th»« tlcpnrtmrmt o lun.ill HhlpiiU'nt of datO pii'niH w;n iccurcd from Algorla In 1899, and a larK<» ihlprnont from tho Hamo coun try, moßtly from thn borders of the Saliara Dcacrt, In 1900, and fully 90 por c«'iit of these an; growing vlgor oiiHly. Thli year a collection of tho choicest vnrlftlofl In Kgypt has »>ecn obtained nnd «r?nt to the Southwest. thlH importation bolng In continuation of the plan to obtain from every part Of tho world where the date palm Ib grown a complete collection of th«» choice varieties. "The date palm Ih of upeclal value in the hot Southwestern country, wince It thrives and fruits best when; tho summers are long and hot, as In Arizona and California. The estab lishment of the Industry in this sec tion, therefore, would make it possi ble to utilize much of the land there which, though Irrigable, Ib too alka line for ordinary crops. It Is hoped, now thnt a large number of plants of the choicest varieties have been Imported, that in time this country may produce enough datos to supply the home demand and, perhaps, even some for export." New Variety of Navel Oranges. J. E. Cutter of Riverside, an experi enced horticulturist, has developed a j new variety of the navel orange. It I is not only earlier than the original ] navel orange In point of maturity, but is a finer fruit and more prolific bear pr. The orange in question is the re sult of a cross between a navel orange tree raised from seed and the original tree. A seed in a navel orange is a freak production, but occasionally happens. Mr. Cutter planted one of theso seeds and then budded slips taken from the young tree on to a natural navel orange tree. The new variety is thorny, a disadvantage as compared to the natural na\'ol or ange'tree, which has no thorns, but it Is a thrifty grower, and. as has been stated, matures much earlier than Its forebear. Mr. Cutter states that he has no buds for sale, as he wants to give the new variety a thorough testing before placing it on the market. — Herald. So much Is said about the drinking water in this country, and some who have never drank from the mountain springs or the many excellent wells j when visiting here, go back and re port that we have no good drinking water. An Incident occurred where a Kansas man went back after visiting California, and among the many ques- ! tlons asked him was: "How did you like the water?" "Well. I declare. I j forgot to tnste It." IMI'KRYAL PRKSS IMPERIAL PRESS CLUB OffERS Imperial Pr*a«, Tatal v.l«« Imperial Prtu, Tatol ValM HneceM. ff.fO Rt«rybodj'« ftJO Cmunnpolltaa, Woman* Work, (nawl I^«JU'« Mnnthir, OorPrlc« Pibllc Op4nlofi t (n«w) Omr Pr*« Mevlewof K«vl«wt,(n#!w) 1J.70 Harper* naiaar, (a*»w) »4-*^ Imperial Prtaa, TaUt V«l«« Imoerlal PrtM, T*tal V«1«« Hut c-%*. 17.10 ET*rjbndT'« f/^# Th#> ItnaMhold, Mt^rarr I>l('«t, (««w) <»ood lUiu**Ur*p\ng, Our I'rlc* Harper** Haxiar, (n«w) Omr Prtea Current Literature. (a«w) fJ.7f Recreation, (nnr) »4.J0 Imperial Prtaa, Tatal V.loa Imperjal PreM, Ta«jl Valna Kew KatfUnd Ma».«lne. °VJSP w'rl/an KoSr| Omw Prka Lealla'tVeektj, |4.*0 M^rrn I'rlv:llU t |j3O Imperial Preaa, Tatal ValM Imperial PreM, T»taJ Valaa Suc.ru, 111.00 Ktrrjborir'., 13.50 Hevlew of Revlewa, (new) Uttle. rolkn, (new) Current Llteratare, (new) Our Prka Harper* Bazaar, (new) Ont PHca New KntrUnri Maf aslne, f 4.7* Sunday School Time,*, I J.JO HfgulAr pr\cf. Oar pel<4. Imperial Preaa and Bact«aa, %tfn 11.71 ** " Huicmi and Coamopoliun, X£o X 7& M " SucceM, tr«ftlie'a Monthlj and Cosmopolitan, UA 2.7S " " Sucrru and Leslie* Weekly 6.50 XSQ ** " Bverjbodjr's and Practical Farmer, (new) XSO XO5 " " Bferjbodj's, Practical Farmer (ne«) and Home and t'lowera (new) 4.50 2.J0 " '* Kverybodj'*, Harprr's Haxaar, (new) and Modern Priscilla, (new) *50 Xft) " " Krerybod/'s, American Boy (new). Recrea- tion, (new) and Little Polks, (new) 5.50 X3O " " Munsejr's, American Doj, (new) Cosmopolitan <./» 3.0S " " Mnnnej's, Success and Cosmopolitan 43) 3.15 •• '• Munsej's, Critic and Cosmopolitan 5-50 XtO " " Mnnsej'a, Success, Leslie's Monthly and Reriew of Review*, (new) 7.00 4.15 P. S.— The California Cultivator can be added to anj of tht above offers. Write ns for rates. Our Offer Farm Journals IcT^rn^c^^Vwjwkv.iJf:! Total Value* I Woman's Farm Journal mo 1 jr. . #f K a*^N^^\ American Poultry Advocate " 1j r. V JL J \ Up-to-date F.rnunjf ami Gar- I -^^" -^^ SSlWn.il Grower « Ijfl | T *^« <* m •"*•* »* Woman's Work M 1 jr. gf** *^> Vick'a Familj Mairazine M 1 jr. rfH^^ V Jt 3 Home and Flowers M 1 jr. J " Either of the following will be included at an additional cost of sixty cents: Cosmopolitaa i Woman's Home Companion, Modern Priscilla, Recreation, Criterion, The Household, Good j Health, Our Mother. The periodicals in any combination offer will be sent to one or different addresses. Join , with your friends and take all. If tha above combinations do not suit yon, make np yoar own, I send as a list of just what you want, and we guarantee to nave you from 20 to 50 per cent, when ! clubbed with the Imperial Press. Address all orders to Imperial Press, Imperial, Cal. ************************************ 3d For h* 1 Homeseekers' « < Jl I Settlers' ' | I Rates j| |p Write or ask. . . p \t Any Agent of the sj 5d • . ,?fc I Southern '| I Pacific. • ■ !. *>l Finest, Fastest Trains it Best Equipment sj; l\ In the World X ifk.dryif'i'lW'iPV'iriPiriririP inrimfiririPK * ********** 9